81st District Court


106 5th Street, P.O. Box 385
Harrisville, MI 48740
Phone: (989) 724-9500
Fax: (989) 724-9509

General Court Hours
Monday thru Friday; 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Closed between 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. for lunch


Jurisdiction of the District Court

The 81st District court handles the following cases:

  • Traffic and ordinance violations
  • Landlord-tenant disputes
  • Misdemeanor criminal cases
  • Preliminary hearings for felony criminal cases
  • Small Claims Court
  • Civil cases with claims up to $25,000
  • Weddings


District Court Judge


Hon. Laura A. FJudge Laura Frawleyrawley
Alcona County Probate Judge
Presiding Family Court Judge
Presiding 81st District Court Judge
Presiding Drug/Sobriety Court Judge
106 5th Street, P.O. Box 385
Harrisville, MI 48740






Administration & Staff

Alysa Pichler
Court Administrator

Linda Atchison
County Magistrate/Civil Clerk/Collections

Tammy Ranger
Probation Officer

Pamela Fowler
Criminal Clerk/Probation Compliance Officer

Kari Scamazzo
Traffic Clerk


Forms Available Online

All Michigan State Court Administrative Office approved forms are available at the SCAO web site at:

81st District Court Resources and Forms

Alcona County Jail Iosco County Government Offender Search Sex Offender Registry State of Michigan MSP ICHAT/Record Search Oscoda County Government Arenac County Government Michigan Court Rules http://courts.mi.gov/self-help/center/pages/default.aspx All Michigan State Court Administrative Office approved forms are available on line at: Court Forms

81st District Court Staff

Staff Courthouse Address: 106 Fifth Street, P.O. Box 385 Harrisville, MI  48740 Phone Number:    989-724-9500 Fax Number:        989-724-9509 Hon. Laura A. Frawley is the Alcona County Probate Judge, and serves by assignment as the 81st District Court Judge, Presiding Family Court Judge and Drug Court Judge Administration & Staff Alysa Pichler Court Administrator P.O. …

Before you Come to Court

fore You Come To Court Please be advised that: Subject to Search   All persons entering the 81st District Court are subject to a search of both their person and belongings.   Signs posted at the Court’s entrance list all items which are prohibited and which will be seized if found on your person. Proper Attire   Proper …

Expunging a Conviction

District Court only handles misdemeanor convictions; felonies are handled by the Circuit Court. You may only have ONE conviction in order to qualify to have your record expunged. Must be at least 5 years since sentence. Cannot be a traffic offense Process takes from 60 to 90 days and you must be present at court …

Landlord & Tenant

Filing a Suit in a Landlord-Tenant Case If you are a landlord and you are having problems with a tenant, you must provide notice to the tenant to correct the problem, pay rent, or to move out. Depending on your situation, you should file the appropriate form according to the guidelines below: For failure to …


What Is Probation? Probation is a sentence that allows the offender to live in the community under the supervision of a probation officer, and is based on the philosophy that the incarceration of some individuals may get in the way of their rehabilitation. A judge may choose to sentence an offender to probation after careful …

Small Claims

    Filing a Suit in Small Claims Court If you have a dispute with a person or business that you cannot resolve through mediation, you can file a claim against them in the Small Claims Division of District Court. To start the case, you must file an Affidavit and Claim Form with the District …


Traffic Traffic citations may be paid in person, via mail or online through Government Payment Services. The Court accepts certified checks or money orders if you are mailing in your payment. If you wish to pay by credit card you will need your citation number and a payment location code. Alcona County District Court’s pay …